We Found A Local-based Instagram Shop for Your Polly Pocket Dreams
by Sherry Tadeja, October 01, 2019 5:55pm
Art by Dani Elevazo
Nothing takes us on a nostalgic trip better than the toys we used to play. We had teks, pogs, yoyo, and dolls. But perhaps the thing that screams ‘90s toys more than Polly Pocket.
As a 90s kid, you may have seen Polly Pocket ads on TV, and you might have cried once or twice (or per edition that comes out) to beg your parents to get you one. These tiny dolls and their houses are bitter-sweet memories no more. Besides the fact that Polly Pocket relaunched, we found a local shop on Instagram that sells the original sets.
A local Instagram shop, Danzy’s Dainty Dollies, is known to sell vintage toys, particularly the playset cases. Playset case toys are pocket-sized plastic toys that contain everything you need (scenery, accessories, and figurines) to play. It is encased in a cute and colorful plastic container smaller than a lunch box.
This toy became a hit back in the 1990s for its nifty structure (and much to our parents’ delight, can be easily cleared). Mattel’s—the toy company behind UNO, Barbie, and Tamagotchi—Polly Pocket is among the top-selling playset case for girls back then.
Danzy’s Dainty Dollies shop gets its toys shipped from overseas and posts the information, price and toy condition, so it can be reserved or sold before it arrives. Remember the Disney playset cases? The shop has ‘em too.
And if you think the digital age made the store a mere novelty, think again. Items in the store get reserved or sold out fast (like Flash fast)—especially after the shop got their hands on the revamped Polly Pocket when Mattel relaunched the toy in 2018.
Stores like Danzy’s Dainty Dollies prove that the 90s will live on forever. Now make your past self proud and buy that Polly Pocket of your dreams.